William Friedkin's 'To Live and Die in L.A.: Special Edition' Planned for Blu-ray

Posted Fri Jul 29, 2016 at 08:00 AM PDT by

The 1985 crime thriller is getting a special Blu-ray edition.

In an early announcement to retailers, Shout Factory will be releasing 'To Live and Die in L.A.: Special Edition' on Blu-ray sometime later this year.

When a notorious, highly sophisticated counterfeiter murders his partner, Secret Service agent Richard Chance (William Petersen) launches a furious vendetta to capture the man responsible. But master counterfeiter Rick Masters (Willem Dafoe) is always just one step ahead of Chance in William Friedkin's thrilling, suspenseful crime drama. With violent shoot-outs and a turbulent chase scene reminiscent of Friedkin's own The French Connection, To Live and Die in L.A. broke with tradition by making the ostensible hero as morally reprehensible as the villain he pursues. Clashing with bureaucratic obstacles, Chance is forced to break the rules in order to procure cash for a sting operation, but the risks he takes snowball into an avalanche of violence and moral repercussions, leading to a morally ambiguous cul-de-sac from which there may be no return.

No other details have been revealed at this time.

You can find the latest specs for 'To Live and Die in L.A.: Special Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under PENDING.

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